Two men arrested for illegal marijuana growing operation in Johnston near elementary school

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JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – Two men were arrested Tuesday after police seized numerous firearms, cocaine, and marijuana from a Johnston home.

Johnston Police executed a high-risk search warrant at approximately 5:00 p.m. Tuesday at the home on Dante Avenue after receiving information that a sizable and sophisticated illegal marijuana growing operation was taking place close to an elementary school.

Arron Leiter, 29, of Johnston, and Michael Salm, 37, last known to reside in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, were taken into custody.

Leiter and Salm were charged with Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance near a School, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon during a Crime of Violence, and Conspiracy.

No word yet on additional arrests and charges.

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